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Oliver BROUGH

Regimental number5039
Place of birthHappy Valley, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWaratah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr Henry James Brough, Waratah, Tasmania
Enlistment date29 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For great gallantry during the enemy attack at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 5th April, 1918. he did exeptionally good work, attacking an enemy strong post with rifle grenades, killing several of the garrison and driving the remainder out. After the line had been re-established, he volunteered as a stretcher bearer and did very fine work, carrying out the wounded under intense Machine Gun and Rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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